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The City of Corinth had a population of 14,956 as of July 1, 2017. Corinth ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Corinth is located at latitude 34.9478 and longitude -88.5136 in Alcorn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corinth (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Alcorn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Corinth (GNIS ID: 2404132) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Corinth is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alcorn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Corinth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Corinth: Cross City.

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Corinth, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,956
Daytime Population: Workers 11,747
Daytime Population: Residents 9,102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,849
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 14,392
Population in Familes 11,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 564
Population Density2 496
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $32,272
Average Household Income $48,314
Per Capita Income $20,623


Total Housing Units 7,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,386 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,865 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 986 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $103,585
Average Home Value $130,670


Total Households 6,250
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,773
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.14%
Households -0.02% 0.09%
Families 0.1% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Corinth, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corinth to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 93rd
Population Density # 173 52nd
Diversity Index # 83 78th
Median Household Income # 201 45th
Per Capita Income # 127 65th

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